1. Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
Best wide Canon street lens
"The Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
lens has been one of my favourites for years," says Markus. "The focal length means I can capture everything I need to in a scene. No matter if it's a streetscape, portrait or detail shot, this is an all-rounder that never disappoints. It's relatively wide angle, so you have to think about the image composition and consider what's in the frame.
“Thanks to the low starting aperture, the lens is also perfect for mastering low-light situations and is able to conjure wonderful bokeh. It's small, light, unobtrusive and has a fast focus – everything a street reportage lens should have. I never leave the house without it!"
This is also Jérôme's go-to workhorse lens. "The Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
lens is my standard lens for reportage and street photography," he says. "It's lightweight, it's compact and the focusing speed is second to none."
Mike Burnhill, Professional Imaging Product Specialist at Canon Europe and an expert on lens technology, adds: "This is a compact, fast, lightweight EF lens that perfectly balances size and performance, plus the in-built Image Stabilization enables shooting in different positions without worrying about shake ruining images."